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The Top 5 Selling Cars in Florida in 2012
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Top Five Selling Cars in Colorado in 2012
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Nissan Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If you have been shopping for a used Nissan vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one...
How to Get Nissan Dealership Certified
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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2016
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Industry News for Automotive Techs: November 5 - November 11
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Hilly Area
Do you live in terrain that is hilly? Do your city streets feature plenty of inclines and declines that can be nothing short of treacherous in miserable weather? If so, when it’s time to purchase a car you’re...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Fuel Economy
Owning a vehicle comes with a number of expenses – car insurance, repairs, regular maintenance, car payments, and of course the gas. So if you’re looking to cut costs, finding a...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Mobile Housekeeper
If you are a mobile housekeeper, chances are that you are looking for a small, reliable used vehicle that offers good gas mileage and enough space to store your supplies. With that in mind,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Farmer
If you're a farmer, you know that what you need isn’t a used car – it’s a used pickup truck. How else are you going to haul around hay, implements, garden produce,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Caterer
If you are in the catering business, you need a reliable vehicle that will provide you with what you need to transport your food, linens, and other supplies. Generally speaking, you're better off...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Uber or Lyft Driver
Are you thinking of becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft? That could be an exciting career change – you’ll get to meet a lot of interesting people, and if you love to drive, what better way to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Gardener or Landscape Architect
Gardeners and landscape architects need to haul around quite a bit of gear. As a gardener, chances are you will need to transport a variety of mowing equipment, along...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Plumber
Plumbers need to carry around all manner of tools and supplies. If you’re plumbing a large building, or even a decent sized home, you’re going to need a vehicle that has quite...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Electrician
As an electrician, you have to haul around wiring, tools and equipment, and tons of supplies. You can’t get by with a small used car, or even a big one. What you...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
The best car for a vet to own largely depends on the type of practice he or she has. Large animal vets are probably going to want something that delivers a fair...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Teacher
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a General Contractor
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My car keeps cutting off on me
Hi there: This issue tends to happen frequently; especially after you've spent a lot of money on replacement battery, alternator and the starter. In some cases, the problem exists with the electrical wires and connectors that supply power from the...
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Car shaking and you smell fumes when start up
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heavy brake applied front wheels lock then release repeatedly.Rear wheels not locking
Hi there: Sometimes when the brake pads begin to wear out, the front wheels might lock up quickly; then quickly release and "pulse" until the vehicle slows to a manageable speed. What you described seems "normal" for a vehicle with...
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will my car quit running if the throttle body injector goes out?
Hi there: Unfortunately, like the Auto Zone employee's recommended "fix", he is not accurate on his diagnosis of the throttle body being broken and causing your car to not function correctly. For a car to run smoothly, it needs the...
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Oil in spark plug chamber
Hello. Thanks for writing in. Oil in the spark plug wells is typically due to a failed gasket or o-ring. It can be a sign of more serious engine damage related to a failing valve or worn piston ring. You...
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Doesn't go above 40mph and when put in reverse it goes forward. 1997 Nissan Altima
Hi there - first task is to check for adequate transmission fluid. Low fluid can cause all sorts of bad behavior from your transmission. If the fluid on the ground is pink/red, that is transmission fluid for sure. If the...
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the wheel came off trashed rim broke wheel studs
There are numerous potential causes for the noise you're hearing. If the wheel came off at that high of a speed, it's almost certain the steering/suspension got damaged as well. The noise you're hearing could be the backing plate rubbing...
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Driving down the road, the transmission stop pulling. Has code p0720. What sensor needs changing?
In the future, please include the model of Nissan and the motor size. This way we can be more certain we are giving you an accurate answer. The P0420 code has to do with the catalytic converter. It will...
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Car is stalling
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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Car won't start
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No start - timing redone slow crank
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Car won't start
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Valve cover gasket and starter labor and parts? mechanic charging me 900.00 - 2004 Nissan Xterra
Yes, on the valve cover gasket repair, they replace both sides.
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Crankshaft Position Sensor fault
Hi there: The P-0336 OBD-II trouble code indicates that the “A” circuit of the crankshaft position sensor has a range/performance error. Although many mechanics often assume it's the crankshaft position sensor itself that is the source of the fault, the...
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Cranks but doesn't start and also I don't see the rpm move when I try to start, what should I do? - 2002 Nissan Altima
Hello - I suspect your crankshaft position sensorhas failed. This sensor provides the ignition system with timing information - when to fire each spark plug. This sensor is also the trigger for the tachometer, since it is counting engine revolutions...
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My car heater isnt working.
This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. The blower motor is a unit inside your vent system that blows warm air from the heater core to the vents when the heater is on or...
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My car want start when cold Without acceleration
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Battery Discharge
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The car starts to stall when I accelerate at high speed.
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Car does not shift correctly into the right gear when accelarating too fast.
You appear to have a problem with both the engine and the transmission. Diagnostic Trouble Codes, if they have set, should be downloaded from the OBD-II terminal under the steering column. The rough idling is probably resolvable to some extent...

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